Common cosmetic treatments include dental bonding, crowns, bridges, implants, gum lifts, veneers, smile makeovers, Snap-on Smile® and teeth whitening — all of which can create the perfect-looking smile. At Dundas Dental, we take pride in combining our cosmetic treatments with an integrated dental health care approach, i.e, we take special care to ensure the structural and internal health of your jaw and teeth along with improving the aesthetic look of your smile. Using this two-pronged approach, patients are able to benefit from gorgeous smiles and life-long results that won’t chip, fall off or get damaged in the long run. More importantly, their overall health and wellbeing improve from the enhanced structure, alignment and strength of their jaws, teeth and bones. We invite you to review our case studies to see the incredible transformations our patients have experienced through cosmetic treatments.
As one of the safest and most cost effective cosmetic dental treatments available, dental bonding can be used to repair chipped, cracked or damaged teeth, close minor tooth gaps, fix discoloured teeth, change the shape or length of your teeth and smooth out or rebuild uneven surfaces. It is a simple process that involves “bonding” a non-toxic resin to the area that is being cosmetically enhanced and then hardening it with white light. This dental treatment is effective for many cosmetic procedures and provides patients with long lasting and durable protection for their teeth along with a beautiful, bright smile!
Our philosophy is based on the premise that natural teeth are always better than artificial ones. Dr. Peter prides himself on always going to great lengths to save a natural tooth. However, when a tooth is too badly damaged to save, a crown or “cap” may be required. Whether you need a crown for practical or cosmetic reasons, our office can fix your teeth with the precision and special care required for this type of treatment. Dr. Peter has applied the latest in crown technology to deliver amazing results for his patients. Although there are many materials to choose from, such as steel, gold and resins, we typically recommend patients be fitted with non-toxic, natural-looking porcelain crowns that give the perfect balance of strength, structure, comfort and beauty. These crowns provide the chewing surface that feels just like the real thing and can withstand the exertion required from mastication so you won’t even notice the difference!
Dental bridges are one of many options for the replacement of missing tooth or teeth. Much like their name suggests, bridges “bridge” the gap between teeth with a set of ceramic false teeth that attach to the surrounding teeth. This restores a patient’s smile back to its natural look. For those who have suffered from complete tooth loss, bridges can still be an option with the aid of dental implants (teeth with titanium roots that are grafted to the jaw bone). Many of our patients have achieved amazing cosmetic results with dental bridges, and have had their confidence restored with smiles that are natural looking and comfortable.
A common concern for many patients is the appearance of their gums. They may experience gum recession, gum disease, or general displeasure with what is known as a “gummy smile.” Gum lifts are an effective dental treatment that can modify the appearance of your gums so that they look more asymmetrical and balanced to the size of your teeth and mouth. With the use of a dental laser – the latest in modern dental technology – most gum lifts procedures now involve minimal recovery time, allowing patients to enjoy their new smile sooner. Patients often combine this type of treatment with other cosmetic treatments to maximize the benefit of their enhanced facial features.
Genetics, medications and lifestyle habits such as diet and smoking can cause your teeth to be misshapen, discoloured or damaged. That’s where veneers can help. Veneers are made from a thin material, typically composite resin or porcelain, and are attached to the front surface of your teeth giving you a natural looking, beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are stronger, more durable and are resistant to staining, making them a popular choice. Composite resin veneers can often be done in one visit instead of the two required for porcelain. Either way, veneers can provide you with a smile that you will want to show off!
A complete smile makeover is a life changing experience which can provide you with the radiant smile that you have always admired on others! Dr. Peter takes pride in providing patients with complete smile makeovers. Fully committed to the comprehensive health and wellbeing of your oral structure and health, he can improve the spacing, height, width, colour, and alignment of your teeth. With the wide array of advanced technologies available for smile makeovers, he has guided many patients in making the best choice for their unique needs and circumstances. Best of all, Dr. Peter will straighten, whiten, and fill the gaps in your mouth while also improving your overall health!
For some patients, permanent cosmetic treatments may represent too great of a commitment. Snap-on Smile is a great solution for those who are seeking a temporary, non-invasive and cost-effective solution in the enhancement of their teeth. An easy alternative to more permanent treatments, Snap-on Smile can last for years but is easy enough to “snap on” and “off” for temporary use too. Snap-It! ® simply “snaps on” to adjacent teeth and provides a stable, solution for implant patients. Unlike traditional flipper appliances, it is convenient, simple to place and allows you to eat without any discomfort.
Most people are not born with beautiful, straight, white teeth. Yet, a bright smile illuminates a person’s face and increases their appeal. With all the foods and drinks we consume, it is easy for teeth to become stained or discoloured over time. There are many treatments available over the counter which promise to whiten your teeth quickly and easily. Unfortunately, their effects are short-lived. The most effective and longer lasting methods to whiten your teeth are done in a professional setting. At Dundas Dental, we offer a variety of options that range from laser whitening to Zoom whitening treatments, both of which can be done in a single visit.